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Mr. Fish

We Have a Winner, He Gets a Mr. Fish T-Shirt

He was at the right online place at the right time: One Danny L. from Quebec, Canada, entered our Mr. Fish Cartoon T-Shirt Contest at an auspicious moment and won, simply by subscribing to the Truthdig newsletter.

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 READ MORE

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The Power of Protest Contest: Find Out Who Won

We have a winner, folks. Or make that two: a winning song and the Truthdig reader who named the tune. It wasn’t easy to settle on just one out of all the possibilities—and we’ll give nods to some of those after the jump—but it was fun.

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 READ MORE

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The Power of Protest Music Contest

Here at the Truthdig office, we’ve been listening a lot to Ry Cooder’s new album, “Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down.” With songs like “No Banker Left Behind,” which was inspired by a column by our own Robert Scheer, the album is refreshingly political, with roots in the tradition of protest music. Here’s your chance to win a copy. (more)

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 READ MORE

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Brazilian Runoff to Decide President

Brazilians are again going to the polls to elect a successor to the popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Workers’ Party candidate Dilma Rousseff (above) is expected to win Sunday’s runoff between herself and Social Democrat Jose Serra.

Posted on Oct 31, 2010 READ MORE

Colbert salute

‘Colbert’ Wins NASA Node-Naming Contest

The problem with opening a decision to public input is that you could be stuck with a silly outcome, as NASA has learned after the word Colbert became the runaway winner in a contest to name a new room of NASA’s international space station.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009 READ MORE

Howard Dean

Elbow Your Way to Glory in the DNC Press Pool!

Accompanied by a thumping beat and quasi-techno keyboard riffs from somewhere around 1993, DNC Chairman Howard Dean stiffly reads a script off the teleprompter announcing a thrilling contest that’ll give one lucky camera-wielding Democrat the chance to spend a day in the presidential campaign cattle pen press pool.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008 READ MORE


Google Goes to the Moon

If you can build an intelligent robot that can land safely on the moon and send back HD video by 2012, Google will give you $20 million. The search giant has partnered with the X Prize Foundation, which organizes contests around major technological breakthroughs, for its lunar challenge.

Posted on Sep 13, 2007 READ MORE


Microsoft’s Global Warming Game Contest

College-age video game enthusiasts can now claim their gaming habits may help save the world.  Microsoft is launching a contest this summer, the Xbox 360 Games for Change Challenge, offering cash and other prizes to whiz kids who dedicate their game design skills to the cause of global warming

Posted on Jun 12, 2007 READ MORE


Dying to Play the Wii

A mother of three in California has died of water intoxication after participating in a local radio station contest. Participants competed by drinking large quantities of water without urinating in an effort to win a Nintendo Wii video game system.
If ever there was confirmation that America’s consumerism is out of control, this is it.

Posted on Jan 16, 2007 READ MORE

Jews Fight Fire with Satire

In the wake of an Iranian newspaper’s cartoon contest to mock the Holocaust, an Israeli cartoonist is asking Jewish artists to draw anti-Semitic cartoons themselves.
We wonder: Is this sort of like African Americans reclaiming the N-word as their own?

Posted on Feb 16, 2006 READ MORE

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